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UKS2 Teacher required from April/May (MAT Cover)

Allerton Bywater Primary School, Castleford, West Yorkshire

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Fixed term (MAT Cover )

Job summary

Allerton Bywater Primary School are seeking to recruit an outstanding and inspirational Class Teacher. This is an exciting opportunity for exceptional individuals to join a forward thinking and dynamic team to enable our children to achieve their full potential. The school is part of The Brigshaw Learning Partnership, a multi - academy trust.

Working under the supervision/management of the Senior Leadership Team of the school and at the direction of the governing body

Accountable for: Carrying out the professional duties of a teacher, as detailed in the School Teacher’s Pay and Conditions Document as issued by the DfE.

Any Special Conditions of Service: No Smoking Policy

Purpose of the role:

• To be accountable for the standards of teaching and learning and pupil progress for a class of children
• To exercise professional skills and judgement
• To impact on the educational progress of all pupils in the school

This job description should be read alongside the range of professional duties of Teachers as set in the Teacher’s Pay and Conditions Document. The post holder will be expected to undertake duties in line with the professional standards for qualified teachers and uphold the professional code of the General Teaching Council for England.

Main Duties:

Teaching and Managing Pupil Learning

• Ensure effective teaching of whole classes, groups and individuals so that teaching objectives are met, momentum and challenges are maintained, and best use is made of teaching time.
• Use learning and teaching methods which keep pupils engaged, including stimulating pupils’ intellectual curiosity, effective questioning and response, clear presentation and good use of resources.
• Set high expectations for pupils’ behaviour, establishing and maintaining a good standard of behaviour through well-focused teaching and through positive and productive relationships.
• Encourage the provision of and participation of targeted extra-curricular activities
• Support transition arrangements.

Planning and Setting Expectations/Pupil Achievement

• Identify clear teaching objectives, targets, content, lesson structure and sequences appropriate to the subject matter and the pupils being taught.
• Set appropriate and demanding expectations for pupils’ learning and motivation. Set clear targets for pupils’ learning, building on prior attainment.

• Identify pupils who have special educational needs, including the gifted and talented and know how to support these children in order to raise their attainment. Implement and keep records on Individual Education/Behaviour Plans (IEPs/IBPs) where appropriate.
• Encourage the provision of and participation in targeted extra-curricular activities,
• Support transition to the next Key Stage.
• Ensure deadlines are met, commenting on each report and identifying achievement issues.
• Establish and maintain high standards in line with the school’s ethos and expectations.
• Provide leadership for children through assemblies and Key Stage activities.
• Ensure that children are aware of what is expected and that they have contributed to the setting of standards.

Assessment and Evaluation

• Assess how well learning objectives have been achieved and use this assessment for future teaching.
• Mark and monitor pupils’ class and homework providing constructive oral and written feedback, setting targets for pupils’ progress in line with school policies and procedures.
• When applicable, understand the demands expected of pupils in relation to the National Curriculum and Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum.
• When directed ensure national tests are completed in accordance with national guidelines.

Relationship with Parents and the Wider Community

• Establish good and effective communications with parents/carers and agencies, including how they can support children’s learning.
• Prepare and present informative reports to parents.
• Provide opportunities to develop pupils’ understanding by relating their learning to real and work-related examples, recognising that learning takes place outside the school context.
• Liaise with agencies responsible for pupils’ welfare.
• Work alongside, to support and develop teaching and other students, as necessary.

Managing and Developing Staff and Other Adults

• Identify own and staff training needs.
• Support class teachers and Teaching Assistants.
• Share corporate responsibility for the implementation of school policies and practices.

Managing Resources

• Advise senior managers of staff and resource needs.
• Ensure the effective and efficient management and organisation of learning resources.
• Use accommodation to create an effective and stimulating environment for teaching and learning in.
• Ensure that there is a safe working and learning environment in which risks are properly assessed.
• Select and make good use of ICT and other learning resources which enable learning objectives to be met.

Principal Responsibilities are to:

• Teach a class/classes/groups of children.
• Work within the policies and guidelines of the school.
Supervise the work of classroom support staff as necessary.
• Be responsible for maintaining a learning environment which is organised and stimulating and which supports children learning.
• Encourage the development of mutually beneficial home/school partnerships.
• Take responsibility for identifying own development needs and plan career development with SLT. Manage own performance and development.
• Be responsible to the Headteacher through the school management structure.
• Accept other delegated responsibilities as may arise from time to time which are in keeping with the post and may be determined and required by the Headteacher.

Role Specific Competences

Teachers should:

• Comply with legislation, school regulations and professional and organisational codes.
• Show commitment to the values and objectives of the school.
• Schedule work to meet school’s prioritised objectives, making best use of time and resources.
• Develop supportive working relationships with colleagues which enable the sharing of good practice.
• Respond positively to change as an opportunity for improvement.
• Have a professional approach and appearance.
• Work within the Safer Working Practice guidance. (Document available in school)

Applying for the job

Please complete the attached application form and return by email to ainswot01@brigshawtrust.com

Supporting documents

School overview

School type
Education phase
School size
456 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number

About Allerton Bywater Primary School

Thank you for taking the time to look at our advertisement and for considering making an application for the role of Class Teacher at Allerton Bywater Primary School.

Further information about the school, including a map, can be found on our website, www.allertonbywater.leeds.sch.uk and on our Academy Trust website www.brigshawlearningpartnership.com

In the past six years our school has grown from a one form to a two form entry school. We have had six state of the art classrooms built to provide for our extra children. The academic results for 2019 were some of the best the school has had for some years (above national in all phases). Unfortunately, these improved results arrived after our June Ofsted inspection where, due to historic data, the overall grade for the school was requires improvement. Much of our work was judged as good, and the report praises many aspects of our work, including Behaviour, Personal Development and Welfare and Leadership and Management. We are working very hard to ensure this category is reversed at the next inspection.

I would draw your attention to the sheet within the pack which outlines the requirements of the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996 and the relevant document required, if you are invited for interview.

I think we have the best children in all of Leeds. They are keen to learn, well behaved and they really enjoy coming to school. Our parents and carers value education and support the school brilliantly. We are a happy, successful and forward-thinking school set in a community on the outskirts of Castleford. We are able to use the local area and amazing countryside around us, to bring the curriculum to life and make learning meaningful to children.

You need to know whether the school “feels right” for you before you apply, and where possible a visit is the best way to do that. We want the best candidates for our Class Teachers, inspirational people who can use current teaching strategies to engage our hardworking children in learning.

As Headteacher, this is my ninth year at Allerton Bywater, a school that strives to achieve high results. We are not complacent though, and are continually seeking to improve outcomes for our children.

Allerton Bywater Primary School is part of The Brigshaw Learning Partnership Multi Academy Trust. The Trust is made up of a community of local schools who work together to support all of our children achieve their best in learning and in life. Other schools in the BLP are Kippax Ash Tree Primary School, Kippax North Primary School, Kippax Greenfield Primary School, Swillington Primary School, Methley Primary School and Brigshaw High School. Our staff, pupils and families benefit from a wide range of opportunities developed by the BLP.

Arranging a visit to Allerton Bywater Primary School

Please contact the school direct to discuss visits

School location

Leeds Road, Castleford, West Yorkshire, WF10 2DR

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